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11 Sep 2019
Farmers have called on the Federal Government’s Fertiliser Support Initiative to reduce cost of the product to avoid food shortage in Rivers State.
4 Sep 2019
Zamfara government says it will spend N8.631 billion for the construction of modern RUGA settlements in the state. Bello Matawalle of Zamfara made this known on Wednesday during the inauguration of the construction of one of the three pilots RUGA settlements at the hometown of the governor in Maradun Local Government headquarters, Zamfara.
24 Aug 2019
Nigerian-born Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) interim middleweight titleholder, Israel Adesanya, has declared that he would go into the business of farming at the end of his career.
9 Aug 2019
The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has advised that eating less meat and more plant diet will help the world in fighting climate change. The report added that the way the world manages land produces and eats food has to change to curb global warming...
13 Jun 2019
Youth Advocates Nigeria, a social welfare and advocacy movement for young people, has reiterated that agriculture is able to increase employment rate by 70 per cent rate in Nigeria if managed well. In a seminar that brought young farmers around the country together in Ibadan, an expert and president of the advocate group, Tolulope Aina,…
1 Mar 2019
Zaria in Kaduna State on Thursday recorded its first rainfall in 2019, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. The rainfall began at about 9:50 p.m. with showers. It started after many had gone to bed. When contacted on phone, a large scale farmer in Zaria, Malam Musa Dogara appreciated God Almighty for the blessing.…
25 Feb 2019
Farm equipment service providers, entrepreneurs and farm operation specialists have cautioned farmers across the zones against early land clearing, preparation and crop cultivation. Resources and investments associated with these operations, if done too early, could go down the drain, and this could discourage resource-poor farmers from making another attempt, especially if farms operation costs are…
25 Feb 2019
Researchers in the United States of America have developed a new technology that can trap photosynthetic energy capable of increasing crop productivity by at least 40 per cent. The researchers explained that “plants convert sunlight into energy through photosynthesis but most crops on the planet are plagued by a photosynthetic glitch, and to deal with…
24 Jan 2019
Fresh dry season farm products do command premium prices for various agricultural products. This is so in a free economy where forces of demand and supply play dominant roles in determining prices of products.
7 Jan 2019
The Kano State government has supported the state chapter of the All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN) with N132 million to enable it take delivery of the 44 tractors it ordered recently from India. The state AFAN chairman, Alhaji Faruk Rabi’u, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in an interview in Kano…
23 Dec 2018
The OCP Fertilisers Nigeria Limited is set to pump a total sum of $2.350m to develop the country’s agriculture sector in 2019, through its various projects. Through the projects, which include OCP School Lab, OCP Agribooster, One Stop Shop, and others, the organisation is targeting to reach about 200,000 farmers by expanding its area of…
17 Dec 2018
Head, Agro-Economy Desk, FEMI IBIROGBA writes on the efforts of stakeholders in the cocoa value chain development to make the crop the mainstay of the economy; climate change management through agro-forestry and yardsticks for certification to meet international standards, among other industry issues. With the realities that there are structural bottlenecks in Nigeria causing inadequate…

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